LINGUIST List 15.330

Thu Jan 29 2004

Qs: Sibilant Voicing Contrast; UG Parameters

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  1. Delforge Ann, voicing contrast in sibilants
  2. Jason Malone, Comprehensive list of proposed UGbinary parameters

Message 1: voicing contrast in sibilants

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 22:53:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Delforge Ann <amdelforgeucdavis.edu>
Subject: voicing contrast in sibilants

Dear Linguists,

I'm working on my dissertation and need information about the
distribution of the contrast between voiced and voiceless sibilants in
as many languages as possible. Specifically, I'm looking for
descriptions of the phonetic environments in which contrasts between
voiced and voiceless sibilants are maintained; intervocalically,
adjacent to sonorants or obstruents, in word-initial or word final
position, etc.

If anyone can provide information about the sibilants of a specific
language or can direct me to a resource that contains such
descriptions, I'd really appreciate it!
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Message 2: Comprehensive list of proposed UGbinary parameters

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:39:16 -0500 (EST)
From: Jason Malone <jmalone77yahoo.com>
Subject: Comprehensive list of proposed UGbinary parameters

I am taking a course on UG and I was wondering if anyone new a place
to find a fairly extensive list of proposed parameters just for my
general knowledge. I've spent a lot of time searching but I have yet
to find anything.

Thank you,

Jason Malone 
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